Saturday, June 28, 2014

Second Quarter Results

Volume was not what I hoped, but not bad considering all the traveling I did.

Quality was hit or miss. Getting better, but still not satisfied. Really disappointed with still not playing higher.

I should be able to get in a ton of volume in the next few months. But still going to hold to quality > quantity and learning > earning.

Very burnt out at the moment. A few days off, then back at it.

Oooo, I ran really good !

Friday, June 27, 2014

Strong Opinions (2)

.......So, now I hold no strong opinions.

I feel I don't deserve to hold them. Why is this? How do I get out of this trap?

It's simple,
but not easy[1].

Do the work required to hold an opinion[2]. Don't believe something simply because it sounds good, it's easy, or because you believed it so in the past for reasons you don't recall. If you can't explain it in lay-mans terms, you don't really know it[3].


[1] - Stole this saying from a book I read last month: The Obstacle is the Way
[2] -
[3] - "You don't really understand something until you can explain it to your grandma"-  Albert Einstein

Strong Opinions

Feeling dumb is the worst.

Countless times, and many recently, I have walked away after a conversation or debate on a topic that I held strong opinions about feeling dumb. My opinion just got destroyed, or more likely, just sank because it had too many holes in it.

Cool I just learned something, but man that feeling of dumb sucks. An opinion that I held so strongly and lived my life according to, just poof, gone like a freight train. 

This has happened so many times that I have pretty much stopped holding strong opinions about pretty much everything. Little things. Big things. It doesn't matter. "To each his own" and "Many ways to skin a cat" now just roll off the tongue.

And this sucks too. Holding no strong opinions, you are bound to drift and be steered by what's out there, not what's in here, in you. 

Strong opinions, held weakly, is how progress is made.......



Sunday, June 15, 2014

Day in the Life: Father's Day Tribute, Photo Blog (2)


Got my soup later!

Made some chicky salad.....yours is better.


Love you pops

Day in the Life: Father's Day Tribute, Photo Blog (1)

The essence of my father can be seen in the kitchen.....he loves cooking for me and others. That's good....but the great part, and what has made him a great father, is that he loves it because of the joy it brings others. Hopefully this brings him a little joy.

Went for soup, but it was too early. Guess I was making my own breakfast.

Got all supplies from the market up the road


Saturday, June 14, 2014

June14 update

Hello. Can't sleep. I can't remember a time I felt so "good". I think it is because I have always spent way too much time and energy thinking about the future and the past, but am now spending more time in the present. It's less stressful, more productive, and quite a bit more enjoyable. Why......Maybe it's because I have stopped traveling, my new suroundings, the books I've been reading, the good stretch at the tables, my new iphones, or a combination of the above.....whatever the case, it feels good.

Have 5 months to be able to do this

...... I got good odds. Don't worry.

All the best

Location:Muban Thanawan Soi 4,Nong Chom,Thailand

Monday, June 2, 2014

What Up? Damn it's June already

Here in Chiang Mai, Thailand home of the $0.15 Oreo 6 pack. Life is grand.

Living with a few other random poker players for the next for few months. Looking at it one way, it's sad that there is more than just one person (me) wasting the majority of their life playing a game on the internet. But looking at it through another frame, it's great in so many ways (so let's not think about the sad part).

Poker: Playing lots and running better than I deserve.

What else is there.......oh multivitamins, I think they are giving me more energy? or maybe I am just sleeping better?........tomorrow is my off day, going to rent a motor scooter, climb a mountain, take some pictures, read a book, and eat six Oreo.......then wait for it......walk back down the mountain.

Hope everyone is well,

Bonus: Guy talking about some interesting stuff for 50mins-